L.A. Seminar Series

January 18th - 20th, 2016

Universal Hilton Universal City, California
555 Universal City, CA 91608

This series of seminars is aimed at those individuals responsible for theatre design and the planning of day-to-day theatre operations.


Monday, January 18th

Welcome Cocktail Reception/Dinner - 7.00pm.


Tuesday, January 19th

Program Begins at 9:00 am
Evening Activity Concludes at 10:00pm


Wednesday, January 20th

Program Begins at  - 9.00am
Seminar Concludes at 4:00pm


Tentative Topics:

Keynote Address- NATO President
Immersive Audio
Cybersecurity In The Age of Digital Cinema
HDR & HFR - Where Are & What Are The Dynamics
Exhibitor Roundtable
Luxury Seating
How Is Digital Technology Being Used Today
The Impact of Social Media on a Cinema's Financial Performance
Manufacturers Presentations


ICTA Seminar Series Barcelona

June 20th - 21st, 2015

ICTA Seminar Series - Barcelona
Cinesa Diagonal Mar
Barcelona, Spain

Registration and payment 
for EU Members EUR 275, Non members EUR 325. 
Please wire transfer to Deutsche Bank,
Theodor-Hellmich-Strasse 8, 40667 Meerbusch, Germany
IBAN: DE87 300 700 240 5336565 01
For the account of: ECCO / ICTA Registration Barcelona

Members/non members from outside the
EU can make payment via credit card 
Members $325, Non-members$375

Preliminary Program

Saturday June 20th, 2015

15:00   Welcome - Joe De Meo, ICTA President &
Thomas Rüttgerss, Int. Vice Pres. ICTA

15:15   - Panel 1 Keynote European Branch Update
Jan Runge, UCIC

15:45   - Panel 2 SMPTE DCP Demystified
Rich Phillips, EDCF-UNICSMPTE Project Group

16:15   - Manufacturers Presentation I

16:30   - Panel 3 IT Infrastructure in Digital Cinema
Thierry van der Kaa, CineXpert

16:45   - Panel 4 Immersive Audio's Learning Curve
Thomas Rüttgers, ICTA

13:30   - Manufacturers Presentations IV

19:00   - Transfer Bus in front of AC Hotel Barcelona Forum

19:30   - Cocktail Reception Mirabé Restaurant


Sunday June 21st, 2015

09:00   - Breakfast

09:30   - Welcome
Bernard Collard, ICTA

09:35   - Panel 5 LIPA - Laser Update, Regulatory Reform for LIP Systems
Bill Beck, Barco

10:00   - Panel 6 A Candid Discussion of Immersive Sound
John F. Allen, High Performance Stereo

10:20   - Manufacturers Presentation II

10:35   - Panel 7 Daily Cinema Operation in the Digital Age
Oliver Pasch, ICTA

11:30   - Coffee Break

11:45   - Manufacturers Presentations III

12:00   - Panel 8 The Future of the Cinema Experience
Jim Slater, Slater Electronic Services

12:45   - Panel 9 Live & Pre-recorded Entertainment: The New Revenue Generator
Melissa Cogavin, Event Cinema Association

13:30   - Manufacturers Presentations IV

13:45   - Lunch Break

14:15   - Panel 10 DCP Delivery to Cinema
Olivier Hillaire, Manice

15:15   - Manufacturers Presentations V

15:30   - End of Programme


We Look Forward to Seeing you in Barcelona



October 12th - 15th, 2015

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Florida



June 22nd - 26th, 2015

Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB)
Barcelona, Spain


ICTA Annual Business Retreat

July 12th - 16th, 2015

ICTA Business Retreat

July 12th - 15th, 2015 The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

Dear ICTA Member:

With exciting entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin is home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. That’s why Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World”.

Site of the 2015 Annual Retreat, The Driskill Hotel is located in downtown Austin and convenient to the best of Austin including the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theatre, opera, symphony and Austin’s world famous 6th Street music scene.

Tony Adamson and his lovely wife Patricia have planned a fantastic event for us in the Texas State Capitol of Austin. Some of the events include:

  • A visit to the EVO Entertainment Center, a 12-screen entertainment center owned by Mitchell Roberts, Lee Roy’s grandson – Lee Roy, his son Kevin and his grandson Mitchell will be present.
  • A visit to the Slaughter Lane Theatre, an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, hosted by Tim Reed and special appearance by CEO Tim League.
  • A tour of the Real Austin, shopping lunch and a visit to quaint Georgetown, Texas for the spouses.
  • The entire group will feast on fall-off-the-bone brisket at the Salt Lick BBQ and then a hop around wine country.
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Manufacturers Presentations

Cancellation of registrations is subject to a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds after June 26th. The cut-off date for hotel rooms is June 15, 2015.

Room Rate: $199 – Vintage Room

We are very excited about having a great and productive convention in a wonderful and vibrant city. This is one you won’t want to miss.


Robert H. Sunshine

Executive Director





Sunday, July 12th

9:00 AM   Golf Outing - Barton Creek, Fazio Foothills (Bus leaves at 7:45am returns at 1:30pm)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Registration (Crystal Room)

3:00 PM   Board of Directors Meeting (Governor’s Boardroom)

7:00 PM   Welcome Cocktail Reception (Mezzanine)

8:00 PM   Opening Dinner (Maximillian Room)

Hosts: Joe DeMeo

Mike Archer

Tony Adamson

Patricia Stampley

10:00 PM   Hospitality Suite (Jim Hogg Parlor)


Monday, July 13th

8:00 PM   Breakfast for Group (Mezzanine)


8:30 AM   A Visit to EVO Entertainment Hosted by Mitchell Roberts Q & A Kevin Mitchell and Mitchell Roberts (bus departs 8:30am and returns at 11:00am)


10:00 AM   The Real Austin Tour & Georgetown, Texas Bus Tour for Spouses – Shopping & Lunch

(bus departs 10:00am and returns at 4:00pm)


12:00 NOON   Members Lunch (Mezzanine)


2:00 PM   Members Seminar

Premier Experiences Add to the Bottom Line – including Luxury Seating


Bobby Franklin, Franklin Designs

Panel Members:

Jay Rothman, First Class Seating

Mike Cummings, TK Architects

John Fennell, VIP Seating

Adam Peterson, Galaxy Theatres

Matthew Baizer, Senior VP, Flix Entertainment Group


Xenon Bulb Overview

Tom Hardenburger, Philips Lighting


Achieving Interoperability in rendering technologies for Standardized Immersive Sound

Brian Claypool, Barco (Driskill Ballroom)


3:15 PM   Coffee Break


3:45 PM Theatre Management Systems and Enterprise Software


Tony Adamson, GDC Technology

Panel Members:

Guillermo Younger Jr., COO Cinema Equipment & Supplies Inc.

Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies

Katy Phanides, Arts Alliance Media, Ltd

Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment

Chris Johnson, Classic Cinemas


4:30 PM Update on Lasers Joe DeMeo, Barco


6:30 PM   Off-Site Dinner – Fonda San Miguel

(bus departs at 6:15pm and returns at 9:30pm)


Tuesday, July 14th

8:30 AM   A Visit to Alamo Drafthouse’s Slaughter Theatre

Hosts: Tim Reed

Sony Digital Cinema 4K

Q & A with CEO & Founder – Tim League

Breakfast at Theatre, Sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse

(Bus departs at 8:30pm and Austin Detours will pick-up the group at 11:00am to join other group for Hill Country Road Trip and return to the hotel at 4:00pm)


9:00 AM   Breakfast for Spouses (Victorian Room)

11:30 AM Group Trip to Hill Country. BBQ Lunch and Wine Tasting

(Bus departs at 11:00am and returns by 4:00pm)


6:30 PM   Off-Site Dinner – The Bonneville

(Buses depart at 6:30pm and return by 9:30pm)


Wednesday, July 15th

8:30 AM   Breakfast for Group (Mezzanine)


9:00 AM   Member’s Seminar

Industry Overview from NATO's Point of View (Driskill Ballroom)

Kathy Conroy, V.P. and COO, NATO


9:45 AM   Manufacturers Presentations

Susie Beiersdorf, Sony Digital Cinema 4K

Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures

Mark Mayfield, QSC Audio Products

Jeff Kaplan, NEC Display

Chris Pollak, Embedded Processor Designs

Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment Company

Ernie Estrada, Plusrite Specialty Lighting

Tony Adamson, GDC Technology

Ray Boegner, Ballantyne Strong

Katy Phanides, Arts Alliance Media

Guillermo Younger Jr., Cinema Equipment and Supplies

Clint Koch, USL, Inc.

Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies


10:15 AM   Annual Membership Meeting (Driskill Ballroom)


11:00 AM   Continuation of Board Meeting (Lunch Served) (Jim Hogg Parlor)

7:00 PM   President’s Reception (Mezzanine)


8:00 PM   President’s Banquet (Maximilian Room)

Allen Award

Outgoing President's Award

Rodney and Teddy Awards


10:00 PM   Hospitality Room (Jim Hogg)



April 20th - 24th, 2015

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

ICTA Board of Directors Meeting -
Monday, April 20th, 2pm - 5pm
Consul Boardroom, Caesars Palace

ICTA Members Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 21st, 7pm - with reception to follow at 8pm. -
Emperors Ballrooms 1 & 2
To confirm your attendance please call +1 (212) 493-4058 or email edith.malijan@filmexpos.com



March 24th - 27th, 2014

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada


CineAsia Convention

December 08th - 10th, 2015

CineAsia Convention
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

December 8 – 10, 2015
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Hong Kong www.cineasia.com Event info will be coming soon, members will be notified on the updated schedule.

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